Wichita (Ire)

Park Glory For No Nay Never's Wichita

Rebounding from a rare below-par effort when eighth in the 6 1/2-furlong G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville Aug. 9, Ballydoyle's Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never) was in battling mood on Saturday as he edged out One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) in Doncaster's G2 bet365 Park S. Well-supported into 11-4 favouritism, the bay who was so close to winning the G1 2000 Guineas was in front of two others racing far side under Frankie Dettori throughout the early stages. Gaining the advantage passing the furlong pole, he had...

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A Sussex to Savour on Wednesday

With the delayed 2020 turf season now enjoying some kind of equilibrium, the pick of the season's milers line up for one of the first category-defining moments in Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. Of the older brigade, last year's G1 St James's Palace S. and G1 Prix du Moulin hero Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) is an outsider if the betting is to believed at present despite returning to add the June 16 G1 Queen Anne S. to his tally. Out of luck in the Queen Anne but highly impressive...

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Sussex Taking Shape as Classic Colts Face Elders

Juddmonte's undefeated G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas hero Siskin (First Defence) and G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who represents Qatar Racing, lead the nine-strong G1 Qatar Sussex S. field at the latest entry stage on Thursday morning. The duo are joined by fellow sophomores: MG1SP G2 Coventry S. winner Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never), Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up Vatican City (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and G3 Tattersalls S. hero and MG1Sp Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never), all from Ballydoyle. Aidan O'Brien also sends 4-year-olds MG1SW Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo...

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Ascot Braced for Super Saturday

   After the quintet of thrilling Group 1 contests this week at Royal Ascot, Saturday sees a triple treat as the G1 St James's Palace S., G1 Coronation S. and G1 Diamond Jubilee S. provide the ultimate closing act. It is the St James's Palace which entices the most, with the May 6 G1 2,000 Guineas second and third Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never) and Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) re-enacting their Classic encounter as TDN Rising Star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) joining in for good measure. On last year's form,...

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Dettori Called Up by Ballydoyle for 2000 Guineas

Italian reinsman Frankie Dettori has picked up a Classic ride and will be aboard one of four possible Coolmore G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas contenders on June 6th for Aidan O'Brien at Newmarket, Racing Post reported on Monday. G2 Coventry S. winner Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) is second favourite among the 15 entries as of Monday, while O'Brien also has GSW & G1SP Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never), New World Tapestry (War Front), and G2 Royal Lodge S. victor Royal Dornoch (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) entered at this stage. The Rosegreen...

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